|Villagers flee rebel attacks in South Kivu
IRIN - April 13, 2007
|Weeks of attacks by Rwandan rebels on villagers in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, have forced several thousand people to abandon their homes for Walungu town, a United Nations official has said.
|DRC civil society underline the need for strong political leadership
MONUC - April 13, 2007
|A civil society and religious organizations committee workshop on the DRC government's programme took place in Kinshasa from 11 to 12 April 2007, with the collaboration of MONUC and other development partners, with the aim of underlining governmental and political responsibility in the DRC.
|Congo Prosecutors Asks For Removal of Bemba's Immunity
VOA News - April 12, 2007
|The Democratic Republic of Congo's top prosecutor has asked the country's Senate to lift immunity for Senator and former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba so he can be charged with treason.
|Senator Bemba leaves for Portugal
MONUC - April 11, 2007
|Senator J.P. Bemba, who was finally authorised to go to Portugal for medical treatment, left Kinshasa this Wednesday morning 11 April 2007 at 2am in his private Boeing 727, accompanied by his wife and five children.
|Congo's Bemba Leaves For Portugal While Supporters Feel Persecuted
VOA News - April 11, 2007
|The former rebel and current opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has left for Portugal after seeking refuge for several weeks at the South African embassy in Kinshasa, while his supporters say they still feel persecuted. This follows deadly violence in March between Bemba's guard and Congo's post-war security forces.
|After violence in Kinshasa, senator Bemba takes off for Portugal
MISNA - April 11, 2007
|Today at 2:00a.m. local time, Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba, who has been at the South African Embassy since the tragic events of March 22-24, departed from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for Portugal to receive medical treatment.
|UN mission says opposition forces in DR Congo have disarmed, awaiting handover
UN News Service - April 5, 2007
|After clashing violently with Government troops in the capital Kinshasa last month, opposition forces and their dependents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) currently under United Nations protection have disarmed, the world body's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) said today.
|The fight against landmines in the DRC is a 'moral imperative'
MONUC - April 5, 2007
|World Mine Action day was celebrated in Kinshasa on Wednesday April 4 2007. Many speakers explained the dangers that anti personnel mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) pose to the Congolese population and the development of the country, as well as underlining the challenges that lie ahead in this fight in the DRC.
|MONUC: One must not establish a climate of persecution against the opposition
MONUC - April 4, 2007
|During the weekly press conference of April 4 2007, MONUC deplored the acts of intimidation and threats of March 22 and 23 last, aimed at many opposition members, including those considered to be associated to the MLC- Mr. Bemba’s political party.
|Security Council underlines need for national reconciliation in DR Congo
UN News Service - April 3, 2007
|Calling for a shared commitment from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) authorities and political parties to national reconciliation, the Security Council today deplored the recent wave of deadly violence in the African country's capital and urged all sides to resolve their difference through dialogue.